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Tea in Peter Rabbit’s Land

Images of England’s Lake District have filled our heads ever since our parents lulled us to sleep with the wondrous Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. The UNESCO World Heritage Site in northwest Great Britain is a picturesque landscape with stone houses, beautiful gardens, waterfalls and small villages by the lake. A favorite oasis for tea lovers sits in the center of the Edwardian seaside resort town of Grange-over-Sands, where visitors flock to one of England’s most lauded tearooms, The Hazelmere.

Diners take advantage of the Lake District’s afternoon sunshine outside the Hazelmere Café and Bakery in Grange-over-Sands, hosted by owner Dorothy Stubley. Bruce Richardson.

Built in 1897 as a café and refreshment room that featured local fare, the historic Hazelmere Café building is fronted by a glass canopy and overlooks the town’s ornamental gardens and mile-long promenade along the sand flats of Morecambe Bay. Furness Railway was used by wealthy industrialists in Lancashire, Yorkshire and elsewhere to travel here a hundred years ago. Tourists came from all around the…

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